Zachary Beyer-Radford was arrested for a Venice Bank of America burglary, other crimes

3:13 PM, Apr 1, 2013   |    comments
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Venice, Florida -- The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office has arrested a 20-year-old Venice man in connection with a nighttime bank burglary and a series of other crimes over the past two weeks.

The sheriff's office reports someone broke a window at the Bank of America, in the 200 block of S. Tamiami Trail in Venice, just after midnight on March 18. After bank employees temporarily repaired the window, the suspect returned and stole a large amount of coins.

During the investigation, detectives found out later that day that a man -- identified as Zachary Beyer-Radford -- had brought the same bag seen in the bank surveillance video into a Venice Walmart and exchanged several hundred dollars' worth of coins at the Coin Star machine.

Detectives say Beyer-Radford was also under investigation for additional retail thefts at Walmart and for stealing the rental vehicle that he used to commit these crimes.

Tactical Unit deputies located him on Friday night and during a search of his vehicle found drugs, ammunition and items stolen from Walmart.

Detectives say Beyer-Radford admitted to the crimes and was charged with Burglary, Wearing a Mask or Hood to Commit a Felony, two counts of Grand Theft, one count of Petit Theft, Drug Possession, Possession of a Weapon or Ammunition by a Convicted Felon, Driving without a Valid License and Grand Theft Auto. 

He is being held on more than $40,000 bond.

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